AMERICAN FÚTBOL
A Journey to the World Cup

PRESS

Take a look at some of the press our project has been getting across the country. So far, we have been featured in periodicals in New Orleans, Boston, Des Moines and beyond. 


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Soccer documentary with local ties to explore U.S., Latin American relationships

By: Kara Martinez Bachman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 

Slidell native Sam Mathius will set out soon on a three-month journey to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Of course, he's going to see the competition. But in this case, the journey is more important than the destination. Mathius is part of a three-man team producing a documentary film that seeks to explore the growing connections between American and Latin American culture.

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You should get to know Petar Madjarac

By: Staff

Producer/director, “American Futbol Movie,” Des Moines

Job description: I am traveling through Latin America for four months this spring producing a documentary film about soccer en route to Brazil for the World Cup.

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Former Emerson Students to Film Ambitious World Cup Documentary

By: Hayden Bird

This summer, the World Cup will return to the country that is synonymous with soccer. Hosted in Brazil, it promises to be a monthlong festival of the world's game, showcasing its customary array of talented players, incredible fans, and inescapable drama that has defined the tournament since it's inception in 1930. The games themselves will be the culmination for the host country – and the 31 other countries who fought hard to reach the competition. Interestingly, it will also be a culmination for three former Emerson students (now filmmakers), who will be traveling more than 7,000 miles as they film a fascinating documentary.

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Wallingford native involved in World Cup documentary

By: Jeff Gebeau | Record-Journal correspondent

WALLINGFORD — Lyman Hall High School alumnus Peter Karl and two roommates from Emerson College will begin filming a World Cup documentary in April, visiting nine or 10 countries in about 100 days. Their 7,000-mile journey ends in Brazil for the World Cup in June and July.

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American Fútbol the 2014 World Cup Documentary

By: Bogdan Zlatkov

Soccer is growing in a big way in the United States, and a major reason for that rise to prominence is the growing influence of Latino cultures in the U.S.  Latin America is crazy about soccer (or fútbol as they call it) and with the World Cup being held in the Americas in 2014, there is no better time than now to explore the influence Latin America has on the United States, through the lens of soccer. The American Fútbol crew will visit all 10 countries in Latin America that qualified for the World Cup in order to better understand each countries’ unique connection to soccer. 

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